How to get from Basel to Nice

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from Basel to Nice

You can get from Basel to Nice by train, bus or flight.

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bus

To get from Basel to Nice on 02 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:50Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse10h30 13:20Nice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
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£601One-way
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02:50Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse10h30 13:20Nice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
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21:15Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse10h50 08:05Nice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
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£881One-way
07:35Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse12h15 19:50Nice
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£931One-way
07:35Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse12h45 20:20Nice, Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
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£931One-way

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Travel Information between Basel and Nice

distanceDistance266 miles (429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 266 miles (429 km) between Basel and Nice. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or SNCF | Intercités de nuit among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Basel to Nice.

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FAQs

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Nice, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Nice from Basel?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Nice, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 29/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Basel and Nice.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Nice, France?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Nice?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 25/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Nice here.

There are 4 travel options from Basel to Nice: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Basel to Nice. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Nice:

A ferry journey is usually £41 less than a journey to Nice by coach, which costs on average £41 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £35 less than a journey to Nice by plane, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £95 less than a journey to Nice by train, which costs on average £95 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Nice from Basel is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Nice that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 10 h 30 min.

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In comparison, getting to Nice by train can take on average 8 h 3 min.

The Basel to Nice distance is approximately 266 miles (429 km).

The average frequency per day from Basel to Nice is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Basel and Nice as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Basel to Nice:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
  • Most travellers take a flight from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Basel SBB to Nice Ville.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Nice:

  • You can go to Nice from Basel by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £41 with Flixbus from Basel to Nice on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Basel to Nice with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £35 with easyJet from Basel to Nice.
  • You can take a train from Basel to Nice with SNCF | Intercités de nuit. Cheap tickets can be found for £95 with SNCF | Intercités de nuit from Basel to Nice.

Yes, there are direct services available between Basel and Nice with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus.
  • You'll find direct flights with easyJet.
  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Nice as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Nice from Basel.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Nice often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Marseille. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Nice itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nice and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Basel to Nice, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £41 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £95 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Basel and Nice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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